The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) has formed a group of industry leaders to digitally transform the built environment in Northern Ireland.
The group will focus on the themes of the Digital Catapult, focusing on new ways to work with personal data, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, cyber security and immersive technology.
“Based on the rapidly evolving nature of digital technologies, we wanted to form a focus group which would be able to translate new developments into ideas relatable to the built environment,” said Richard Kirk, ICE Regional Director.
“ICE has emerged as a thought leader in this area, so we wanted to have a regional specialist group to ensure Northern Ireland remains at the forefront of digital transformation.”
The group will be launching the ICE State of the Nation: Digital Transformation report in Belfast later this month, and plans to then review the report’s findings through a Northern Ireland lens.
Before summer, the group will also deliver a joint event with Digital Catapult to raise awareness of digital construction among the broader construction industry.
The group’s members include:
- David Clark, McAvoy Group
- Melanie Dawson, Graham
- Alan Lavery, PWC
- Myra Lydon, Queen’s University Belfast
- Aimee McCabe, WDR & RT Taggart
- Stuart Millar, Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT)
- Lauren Reynolds, Digital Catapult
- Simon White, Atkins